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Posted on August 22 at 9:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Snopes reports they were captured on security video writing the message and have been banned from the place. That took a 24 second search to find out.


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Posted on August 22 at 9:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Don't forget the train!


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Posted on August 21 at 2:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you Rich, for that well-reasoned clarification.
Me, I'm just another nut in the gallery here who is admittedly cynical on the energy industry yet still has to pay a convoluted bill every month (and off-the-grid is not an option for me right now).


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Posted on August 20 at 11:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. Felak, multiple financial news sources report that the US has given over US$550 billion annually to the fossil fuel industry. That, to me, is a catastrophic failure in our leadership.
Your initial premise seems to be 'we need to keep these renewables in check, now!'. And I do agree with your final point.
My point is, you're stepping over dollars for pennies in not using your limited word count to address the whole picture, and in my mind I wonder why. Especially since you didn't disclose your affiliation with NYISO.


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Posted on August 20 at 1:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

charles, for your preferred search engine: government fossil fuel subsidies
Why do so many like Mr. Felak not want to move our country in the right direction?


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Posted on August 20 at 1:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The "theory" of “last clear chance” sounds to this non-lawyer more like "why weren't you more of a hero", or "why didn't you pull off a miracle".
The optics of it alone are disgusting, but I guess I have a lesser stomach than a lawyer.
This man-child should be committed by the court to, for the rest of his life, pay a majority of his income to the two estates and his prison sentence should force him to perform work to do so.


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Posted on August 18 at 7:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

biwemple, that's just the start of what's wrong there.
Heading eastbound, who thought up the idea of putting the northbound I-87 ramp (an instinctively leftward change of direction) rightmost at a very busy toll plaza? I'm thinking it was the parents of those now forcing traffic circles everywhere.


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Posted on August 18 at 4:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Well, when one of those Freedom flags comes flying off in traffic and takes out a motorcyclist, or bicyclist, or drapes itself across the windshield of a minivan full of kids, or entangles itself in actual fire fighting operations, standing and saluting will not be foremost in people's minds.
They should be applying decals if it's that important to them. Save the flags for a parade.


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Posted on August 18 at 11:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It was with a mixture of anger and mild schadenfreude that I dealt with a driver a couple years ago who felt they needed to turn left in front of me at a stop sign intersection and plowed into my front drivers' quarter with their gleaming SUV. The cops came, pictures taken, egos checked and they paid.
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Sean Mearns gives me the opportunity to retell one of the many commonsense lessons that my high school Driver Ed. teacher taught us (one the top teachers I ever had): when you're on an interstate, or other similar multilane highway, and they're passing you on the right, you're in the wrong lane. There seems to be a lot of entitlement being displayed (more downstate) that the left lane is one's personal lane and everyone else can just get in line. There are many places (like NJ, I believe) where hogging the left lane is a violation. Another more general, but related rule is don't disrupt the flow of traffic.


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Posted on August 15 at 9:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I haven't been on Crane in a while, but a quick look at Google Streetview imagery from 2015 shows the sign in question is a final warning, and that 1/4 mile up the road in either direction are yellow height warnings as well. Maybe they're tagged over too.


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